Oil refineries in France owned by Total, Exxon Mobil, Ineos could be first affected should CGT labor union carry out threat to strike over LyondellBasell's closure of its plant in Berre l'Etang, France, reports Les Echos

LOS ANGELES , September 28, 2011 () – A threaten strike at a chemical plant in France could close down several oil refineries in the country, according to the newspaper Les Echos, which did not give a source for its information, reported Bloomberg News on Sept. 27.

The first refineries to be affected would be those owned by Total SA, Exxon Mobile Corp. and Ineos Group Holdings Ltd., according to the article.

Member of the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT) labor union met this morning, threatening to strike over the closure of LyondellBasell Industries NV’s plant in Berre l'Etang, France, indicated Les Echos, Bloomberg reported.

The Berre site is one of the largest petrochemical complexes in southern Europe. It includes a refinery, a polyolefins complex, and chemical operations, according to LyondellBasell’s website.

The primary source of this article is Bloomberg News, New York, New York, on Sept. 27, 2011.

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